Legendary Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Bobby Keys has died.
He was 70. Over a 55-year career he played with the Stones, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, BB King, Joe Cocker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Further details here:
HBO orders a Mick Jagger/Martin Scorsese series into production.
Tickets for the 2015 Junos go on sale Friday at 10am.
2015 Juno week runs from March 9-15, 2015 at various venues around Hamilton, including the signature broadcast awards show from First Ontario Centre on March 15th. Tickets are #39 to $149 plus taxes and service charges, and wil be available from www.ticketmaster.ca, the First Ontario Centre box office, or by calling 1-855-872-5000.
One of hockey’s greatest, the Montreal Canadiens’ Jean Beliveau, has passed away at the age of 83.
Read a great obit piece on the life of one hockey’s greatest ambassador here:
And a great video tribute by Stephen Brunt here: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/beliveau-obituary/
More rock news bytes:
- The Who will be releasing a classical version of their rock opera Quadrophenia in June of 2015. It features the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Former KISS drummer Peter Criss thinks that he’ll ditch the album format when he releases his next solo material, instead opting to release each song as a single.
- OUCH! A guitarist in a Dutch metal band had a testicle ruptured when he was standing in the wrong spot on the stage… and a confetti cannon launched into his groin.
Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco has great taste in women, but a horrible sense of timing.
Check out the story (and the tweets) that he used to hit on a vary married Shania Twain:
Ladies, this one’s for you.